How Could I Forget?

Those who know me well will understand the complete and utter absurdity of what I am about to tell you. Believe it or not, I have forgotten to count down to my birthday. Most years I would have assembled a count down calendar with the days, hours, and seconds until the big day. Not this year. I’m not sure why – perhaps it is the water, perhaps it is the polluted Parisian air, perhaps it is because I have too many other things to look forward to – but my birthday has slipped to the side relatively unnoticed. However…

2 weeks until my birthday!

Yesterday I received two packages in the mail from my parents and brother and they were full of presents! As I still have two weeks to go I wasn’t allowed to open them, but I will also be in New York for my birthday which means presents will need to be packed into my suit case to be opened on my birthday morning. One of the presents was particularly weighty, so via skype I opened my present with my family. It was…

Brown rice

Brown Rice!

I was excited! Finding brown rice in Paris is like looking for pork in a vegetarian restaurant. So it was the perfect birthday present, although I am glad I didn’t have to cart it to New York. So now my excitement for my birthday is increasing and I am needing to find a nice place to go for dinner in New York. Any suggestions are more than welcome. In the mean time, I am having enough difficulty finding a restaurant that is open on a Monday during August in Paris for Tom’s birthday. He is getting old (yes, old.) this Monday. I have spent the last three or so weeks hunting for the perfect restaurant to take him to and I am failing miserably. Everything is closed or I don’t know if it is going to be nice. It’s impossible.

Presents and skype

Presents, Skype and Magyver

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5 Responses to “How Could I Forget?”

  1. Claire says:

    First of all Brown Rice? Really? Gross Jess. The French have that one figured out. Second try Balthazar, Sherri and I will be hitting that place up for sure. Or if you aren’t going to be near Soho, try 230 Fifth, if you get there early you’ll get in :)

  2. Claire says:

    oh oooh, I forgot Koi. Rocks man.

  3. Bean says:

    Why do your parents get tagged but not your brother?

    Meanwhile, go here: http://www.saltandfatny.com/

  4. Jess says:

    Brown rice is delicious! How can you not like it?!?!
    And what’s with you and restaurants called Balthazar? I shall investigate :)

  5. Jess says:

    So I just looked Balthazar up and it is FRENCH?? I live in Paris – I want corn dogs. 😛 Nar… mmm… pastries 😀

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